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Mr. Swett's practice emphasizes creditors’ rights and bankruptcy litigation related to corporate reorganizations and civil cases involving allegations of fraud or other financial misconduct. He has focused on asset recovery litigation presenting issues of fraudulent conveyance, successor liability, and piercing the corporate veil. He also has substantial experience representing financial institutions in commercial litigation and taxpayers in litigation against the IRS. Mr. Swett has served as lead litigation counsel for statutory committees of asbestos claimants in several major bankruptcy proceedings, including Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC; Motors Liquidation Corporation (f/k/a General Motors Corporation); G-I Holdings Corporation (f/k/a GAF Corporation); and Raytech Corporation. He has represented leading financial institutions in the bankruptcy of a large mortgage loan originator, a controversy between banks arising out of the sale of a “bespoke” collateralized debt obligation, and a suit for fraud and misrepresentation against auditors and insiders of a defaulting corporate borrower. Mr. Swett has tried Tax Court cases concerning the allocation of purchase price for a professional sports team and a spouse's claim for relief from her husband's tax liabilities. He has litigated a "whipsaw" dispute in which two major corporations vied against one another and the IRS for a large tax benefit.